Northern sees growth in graduate student, pre-professional programs

Students walking on the NSU campus

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University once again saw an increase in graduate student numbers this fall. It also saw a dramatic rise in pre-professional program enrollment, an increase in students living on campus, and its number of new freshmen held steady, according to figures released today from the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Northern’s biggest gain was in graduate student credit hours, which rose by 7 percent from 2020 and is 26 percent over 2019 figures. Northern has 204 degree-seeking graduate students, the highest number since 2014.

Northern State University to celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Constitution Day 2021 graphic - Sept. 17, 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17.

Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Around Aberdeen all day, hundreds of U.S. flags will be displayed, courtesy of the Exchange Club. Across the Northern campus, students, faculty and staff will wear patriotic clothing, with workspaces decorated with a patriotic theme.

Northern State University prepares for new era of Wolves Athletics

Dacotah Bank Stadium football field

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is preparing to begin a new era of NSU Athletics with the opening of the on-campus Regional Sports Complex.

The first athletic competition will be the Wolves Football home opener on Sept. 11, with kickoff at 6 p.m. in Dacotah Bank Stadium vs. Southwest Minnesota State. The stadium, along with Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field, make up the sports complex, which is the final project of the Educational Impact Campaign.

NSU opens Center for Public History and Civic Engagement

Exterior of NSU library

ABERDEEN, S.D. – This fall, a new Center for Public History and Civic Engagement has opened on the campus of Northern State University.

Located within NSU Williams Library, the Center encourages public interaction with history and history education while promoting greater civic knowledge of an active citizenry through programming, research and archival preservation.

NSU Honors Program students conducting research projects

Female students working in science lab; one looking into microscope

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Honors Program students have been working on their undergraduate research projects this summer in the Jewett Regional Science Education Center.

Olivia Rud, a senior from Madison, is researching materials that have the potential to prevent biofilm growth, in particular staph and MRSA, on medical equipment. She got the idea after taking an EMT course last spring taught by Aberdeen Fire and Rescue.


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